Cube (1997)

6.9/10 by 1352 users

Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.

Release Date:September 9, 1997
MPAA Rating:R
Genres:Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery
Production Company:Téléfilm Canada, Feature Film Project, Cube Libre, Harold Greenberg Fund, Odeon Films, Ontario Film Development Corporation, Viacom Canada
Production Countries:Canada
Director:Vincenzo Natali, Lisa Burling, Patricia Joyes
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Plot Keywords:riddle, autism, claustrophobia, maze, prime number, entrapment, mathematics, murder, escape, violence, numbers, canuxploitation
  • What an overrated piece of claptrap
    January 29, 2008

    Why: let's see, the acting is awful, the script pretentious and laden with too many long-winded philosophical discussions of nothing, the characters less than one-dimensional, the story is full of holes and the vaunted mathematics boil down to prime numbers and Cartesian coordinates (freshman high school stuff). I don't know why so many people think this is great, to me it has less suspense and substance than a Twilight Zone episode. To be fair, there is some good suspense and the rooms show some imaginative set design. But that doesn't make up for all things that just don't make sense.It just shows that if you make a film obscure enough and tendentious enough some people will think it's great.